Greatest Reduction In Mortality Based On Stage Of Breast Cancer Diagnosis May Be Achieved When Mammograms Start At 40, Study Suggests.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Diagnostic Imaging (9/6) reports researchers found that “the greatest mortality reduction based on stage of breast cancer diagnosis is achieved when mammographic screening starts at age 40.” The findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Annual Mammography At Age 40 Significantly Cuts Mortality, Study Indicates.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Aunt Minnie (9/5, Yee) reports according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, a “screening mammography program that begins when a woman is 40 and continues on an annual basis is the most effective for reducing mortality rates” because “screening that starts earlier and is performed every year finds breast cancer in its earlier stages, which boosts a woman’s chances of beating the disease.” Study author Dr. Samir Patel of Elkhart General Hospital in Indiana wrote, “Breast cancer survival is related to many factors, but stage at diagnosis is a critical determinant, with greater survival at a lower stage at diagnosis.”

Supplemental Ultrasound May Increase Cancer Detection Rates Of Mammography, Study Suggests.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Radiology Business Journal (9/5, Thakar) reports researchers found that “cancer detection rates” from mammography “can increase by as much as 40 percent with supplemental ultrasound.” The findings were published in the British Journal of Cancer.